Trip Dates – May 14th – 16th
Trip Length – 3 Days/2 Nights
Trail Mileage – 17.9 miles
Trip Difficulty – Beginner
Group Size – 6 people
Cost – $229.00 (Includes the shuttle and a pocket map of the sections on this trip)
Throughout the trip I will share my knowledge and experience. These are some of the items we will touch on.
- Leave No Trace Rules
- Tips and tricks at camp
- Safe food storage
- Water Filtration methods
- Navigating the trail through blazing, trail signs and maps. Google does have the the Superior Hiking Trail and the campsites which is nice.
May 14th –
We will meet at Penn Creek Trailhead at 12pm. The shuttle will pick us up and drop us at Lake Country Road 6 Trailhead to start the hike.
Hike approximately 4.5 to miles to West Kennedy campsite.
We get to start off with a steep incline and our work will bring us 1.5 miles to the Sawmill Dome overlook which has breathtaking views. You will definitely get a good taste of what the SHT can offer. We then pass by the Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning Center which is right off trail.
During the next 3 miles we will have large views of the lake and inland views of Fantasia and Mystical Mountains. (Yes, Minnesota mountains). We pass Raven lake and head to camp. We will head to W. Kennedy site which is set in a wooded area. Creek is nearby.
May 15th –
Hike 7.7 miles to West Palisade Campsite on Creek
Today we will be exploring Tettegouche SP. The Baptism River winds through this park. The park features High Falls which is the highest waterfall completely in Minnesota. We will spend the morning venturing through the park.
On to Raven Rock and Mount Trudee which is one of my favorite inland view, especially in the fall. Then we head down to Palisade Creek and find our campsite for the night. It’s going to be a great day.
May 16th –
Hike about 5.4 miles to Silver Bay Trailhead and the cars
This is going to be a day packed full of great views. So we will take our time as we pass by the iconic Bean and Bear Lakes and hike along epic cliff tops. There is so much to see.
Then back to the cars and enjoy a cold beverage.
Superiorhikingtrail.org is a great resource for information if you like to dig into maps. I personally use the “Guide to the Superior Hiking Trail – 8th Edition”. You do not need a map! And there is a SHT mapping App for Android only.